Schroders has appointed Shigesuke Kashiwagi as President and Country Head of Japan, effective 01 July 2016, bringing some 34 years of industry experience to the role.
Kashiwagi (pictured) joins Schroders from Nomura Holdings where he was Executive Managing Director, Chief Financial Officer since April 2013. During his distinguished career at the firm, he has held a number of senior management roles in Tokyo, New York and London. Prior to being CFO, Kashiwagi served as Senior Managing Director of Group Strategy and Executive Office with particular focus on regulatory strategy, as President and CEO of Nomura Holdings America, Inc. and as Head of Global Fixed Income.
Peter Harrison, Group Chief Executive at Schroders, says: “We welcome Shigesuke to Schroders as President of our Japanese business. The appointment of an executive with Shigesuke’s unrivalled experience and financial industry knowledge highlights our continued commitment to growth in Japan, Asia’s largest investment market, and a strategically important part of Schroders.”
Lieven Debruyne, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific at Schroders, says: “Shigesuke’s distinguished and varied career at Nomura reflects his global leadership skills and deep understanding of the country’s client needs. His unparalleled experience will help drive the next stage of growth of our successful Japanese business, not just in delivering investment solutions for major clients but also in the vital areas of governance and stewardship. His extensive industry knowledge means he is well-placed to strengthen our position as a leading asset manager in the region and we look forward to working with him.”
Kashiwagi, newly appointed President and Country Head of Japan at Schroders, says: “Schroders is an industry leader with a long history, a first class reputation and outstanding business performance. I am delighted to be joining the firm as the new Country Head of Japan.”
Kashiwagi will be based in Tokyo and will report to Lieven Debruyne, Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific. He succeeds Guy Henriques who has been in the President role since 2012 and will be returning to a role in the UK later this year.